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Poster: northstar dead Date: Nov 1, 2007 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Candor

I have been listening to a ton of 70,71,73,74 and 77'. What a band. Ever notice all the "equipment problems" "have to get the sound just right" "yellow dog joke". The Dead not only took you on a musical journey with mind bending traces through time, but on those rare occassions needed a break for a smoke or what ever, or to just keep it all together.

Love hearing those early shows with the raw energy, youth, banter and candor.

What a trip

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 1, 2007 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Candor

Yeah, I really noticed it for 70 & 71: the often long "techno difficulties" aspect. Now, never sure how much tape starting and stopping was done (eg, gauging a show's "down time"), but sure seems they just played and played no matter what in 68, but in 70-71 often stopped to get it right...no problem with it, but does seem to be a real difference in the eras, so to speak.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 2, 2007 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Candor

I think you nailed it on the head there Mr. Tell it seems to me they got a little to concerned with minor details than the whole aspect and flow of a performance at times from 70 to 74 but I guess it was all in the name of progress maybe.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Nov 2, 2007 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Candor

If you listen to Bobby, he seemed to be the one doing most of the talking, you can sometimes hear a good buzz coming from his voice. Like walking down the side of a mountain, picking apples, munching on fungus type of flow.

I commend them for keeping it all together, if the problems were technical or other

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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 2, 2007 10:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Candor

Heh heh, yea it does seem that way doesn't it although I'd guess Mr Weir might just have been the spokesman for the band during most of their grievances cause other members often chime in and expand on whatever perceived problem was happening.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 1, 2007 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Candor

yeah, jerry's energy really was the driving hurricane force in those early days. old jer takes heat for burning out in the 80's and 90's, but let's be cognizant of what he brought hot and heavy from 68-74. god, i miss him, and i didn't even get to see one show.